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MAT 1580 Precalculus

Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities, conic sections, systems of linear equations; sequences and series. Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: MAT 0300 AND With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test 


  • Demonstrate the ability to perform vector operations both graphically and algebraically.
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve algebraic, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric equations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to graph polynomial, transcendental and trigonometric functions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to derive equations of conic sections from geometric properties.

Credit Hours: 5

Classroom Hours: 5